Other Concerns



Veterans’ Welfare

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USO

http://www.uso.org
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The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform. The original intent of Congress — and enduring style of USO delivery — is to represent the American people by extending a touch of home to the military.


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Disabled American Veterans

http://www.dav.org
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The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs that provide direct service to ill, injured, or wounded veterans. Programs supported by the Trust target several groups of physically and psychologically injured veterans. Programs supported by the Trust typically include: providing food, shelter and other necessary items to homeless or at-risk veterans; accessibility or mobility items for veterans with vision or hearing impairments; therapeutic activities; physical and psychological activities for rehabilitation; and other forms of direct service for veterans and their families.


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Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

http://www.vfwfoundation.org
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The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation seeks to provide unique and urgently needed services that improve the lives of veterans, military personnel and their families all the while supporting positive citizen involvement for the betterment of U.S. communities. Our varied programs include long-distance communication options for our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and military hospitals through distribution of telephone cards (almost 10,000,000 so far) and Cyber Café calling days; financial grants for military families in need to help pay for rent, mortgage, utilities, medical treatment and food; assistance for veterans in the filing of entitlement claims with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and patriotic student essay contests that award money for college to America's youth; etc. All of our programs are non-political, free and require no VFW-affiliation for assistance.



Animal Welfare

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American Humane

http://www.americanhumane.org
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American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals.

For more than a hundred years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people.

They are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through their innovative leadership initiatives – from their “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.


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Humane Rescue Alliance

http://www.humanerescuealliance.org
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The Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League have each served the animals and people of the District of Columbia and the national capital region for over a century. Now these two great forces for animal protection have come together to form an even more powerful organization: the Humane Rescue Alliance. With the creation of the Humane Rescue Alliance, they are combining their proficiency and knowledge in all aspects of animal care, from providing quality, affordable medical services to creating families with each adoption. Also, they are here to tenaciously protect and advocate for the animals in their community, and support and celebrate people’s love and compassion for them.



The Homeless

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Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity International seeks to put God’s love into action, to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.



End of Life Care

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Capital Caring

http://www.capitalcaring.org

The mission of Capital Caring is to improve care for those facing life-limiting illness through direct support of patients and their families, public education and public advocacy.


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Make-A-Wish Foundation

http://www.wish.org
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The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.



Dealing with Blindness

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Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

http://www.clb.org
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Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind has been dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington region overcome the challenges of vision loss. Their work enables people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to remain independent, active and productive in society.


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Guiding Eyes for the Blind

http://www.guidingeyes.org
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Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity.


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Lighthouse International

http://www.lighthouse.org
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Lighthouse International is dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.


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National Federation of the Blind

http://www.nfb.org
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The mission of the National Federation of the Blind is to achieve widespread emotional acceptance and intellectual understanding that the real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight but the misconceptions and lack of information which exist. We do this by bringing blind people together to share successes, to support each other in times of failure, and to create imaginative solutions.



American Indian Welfare

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Native American Rights Fund

http://www.narf.org
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The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. NARF’s practice is concentrated in five key areas: the preservation of tribal existence; the protection of tribal natural resources; the promotion of Native American human rights; the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.


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Oglala Lakota College

http://www.olc.edu
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Oglala Lakota College is chartered by the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Its mission is to provide educational opportunities that enhance Lakota life. These opportunities include community services, certificates, GED, associate, bachelor, and graduate degrees. Oglala Lakota College provides a framework of excellence for student knowledge, skills, and values towards piya wiconi - a new beginning for harmony in fulfillment of aspirations and dreams. Oglala Lakota College is committed to continuous improvement and is creating Oglala Lakota University through outstanding teaching, research, community service, and assessment.



Drunk Driving

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving

http://www.madd.org
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The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.

 


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